Cathy Engelbert

Cathy Engelbert '86 '23P has established the LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Athletics and Distinction) Scholars Program for women athletes.

Cathy Engelbert ’86 ’23P Establishes Program for Women Athletes

“LEAD” will help student-athletes get a head start on developing key leadership skills while at Lehigh, prior to embarking on their careers.

The first woman commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and former CEO of Deloitte until her retirement after a 33-year career, Cathy Engelbert ’86 ‘23P knew she wanted to give back to her alma mater and help prepare the next generation of women leaders.

Inspired by Soaring Together, the celebration of 50 years of undergraduate coeducation at Lehigh, Engelbert recently made a $1 million gift to establish the Cathy Engelbert ’86 LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Athletics and Distinction) Scholars Program for women athletes. LEAD is a holistic program that will empower and impact the development of women athletes, staff and girls in the Bethlehem community. Lehigh students in the program will benefit from individualized development plans, alumni mentorships, academic courses, research experiences and community engagement.

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